The Angry Birds Movie Flocks to First Place


The Angry Birds Movie Flocks to First Place Worldwide

The Angry Birds Movie flocks to first place worldwide

Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation‘s The Angry Birds Movie opened to a strong $94 million at the worldwide box office this weekend. Animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, the 3D-animated film earned an estimated $39 million in its opening weekend in 3,932 North American theaters, for an average of $9,919 per theater. The film started its international rollout on May 11 and its worldwide total is now $150 million.

Featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage, The Angry Birds Movie was directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis from a script by Jon Vitti. The adaptation of the popular games cost about $73 million and was fully financed by Rovio. The Angry Birds Movie received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Despite dropping to second place, Marvel StudiosCaptain America: Civil War added another $33.1 million domestically and $30.7 million internationally for a global weekend of $63.8 million. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster has now earned $347.4 million in North America and $706.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.053 billion. On Friday, Captain America: Civil War became the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe film to surpass the $1 billion threshold, joining The Avengers ($1.518 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion), and Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion). The film is Disney’s 10th billion-dollar release out of the 25 films that have reached this milestone in the history of the industry. Made for $250 million, Captain America: Civil War has now passed The Dark Knight, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to become the 19th highest-grossing movie of all-time to date worldwide.

Universal Pictures sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising debuted in third place with an estimated $21.8 million from 3,384 theaters, for an average of $6,439 per theater. Internationally, the comedy added $6 million this weekend for an overseas total of $30 million and global sum of $51.8 million so far. Receiving a B CinemaScore, Neighbors 2 opened with less than half of the original, with Neighbors taking in over $49 million domestically its first weekend in 2014. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the R-rated film stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Selena Gomez, and Lisa Kudrow.

As far as the newcomers, The Nice Guys finished last, with the Shane Black-directed film earning $11.3 million in the fourth spot. Starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, the Warner Bros. release opened in 2,865 theaters and averaged $3,934 per theater. The film received a CinemaScore of B- from audiences.

Rounding out the top five was Disney’s The Jungle Book, which added $11 million its sixth weekend to bring its domestic total to $327.5 million. Internationally, the Jon Favreau-directed hit earned $7.4 million to take its overseas total to $530.2 million and worldwide total to $857.7 million. Staying with Disney, the studio’s Zootopia has now earned $981.8 million globally, meaning it has overtaken Despicable Me 2 ($970.8 million) to become the fourth highest-grossing animated release of all-time.

Also, in sixth place domestically, TriStar Pictures’ Money Monster earned $7.1 million its second weekend for a total of $27.1 million after two weeks. Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell, the thriller was made for $27 million.

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